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that small number of cops who keeps you up at night. when i was a precinct commander everyone knew the person or maybe two they did not trust. and many offices did not just part -- trust him or her either. so i did i went to internal affairs is what brought them on board and he removed them on a regular basis. i would ask them questions like who in your command are you a little concerned about? who in your command keeps you up at night? >> watch "after words" sunday night at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2's booktv. >> richmond is a city where 80 percent nonwhite population is largely working-class and poor. and the date area of the city's are now a place as of the privileged few. richmond people are free to work in a place like san
francisco or oakland but people with modest and low incomes have a very hard time living there now. and so the fight in richmond for housing affordability for rent control, economic development, participle benefit everybody in the community. not just the few that have been a part of the progressive movement struggle ongoing and over the last 50 years. the -- got started 15 years ago of typical left landscape. a lot of somewhat competitive fractured single issue groups and organizing an issue. some people going on about this. pollution and environmental hazards and carbon emissions and messes since the 1980s in a group called the west connie coalition.
they were doing state labor organizing and pleasing undocumented people through traffic stops. there were serious problems with police brutality. lawsuits against the predominantly white police department that alienated itself for many decades in the community it serves. there were people involved in homelessness and advocating even and for rent control. there were people who were involved in national third-party politics or state-level third-party politics supporting green campaigns in california. and nationally -- it took quite a bit in effort to get these people set aside their single issue focus and figure out how to come together and do a broad local political tents. where people's differences about the nature of socialism and the nature of capitalism and other big picture questions were set aside in the interest
of pursuing a concrete agenda for local change, local improvements. it was actually just proved to be because of the persistence and patience of the group achievable over the last 15 years. this was not a university town. we had examples from the 60s and 70s. people trying to take over city government, where? madison, santa monica. santa cruz, berkeley. those are different kinds of cities. richmond is not a university town. and for many years, it was until quite recently, much contested and dominated by an unholy alliance of the big oil company originally scheduled oil, not chevron. local developers, chamber of commerce, building trades organizations and police and firefighter unions.that powerful big business funded
collision had virtually no counterweight for decades in richmond. a few government liberals, on the city council tried to oppose, it wasn't until the car lines coalesced and people from all these different socialist groups, green party, third-party, backgrounds, latino and african americans, independence came together and formed a different kind of political party in town. there was one based on a membership organization. people pay dues. it is based on candidates -- a way of separating out. a lot of candidates in a place like richmond from those that you can count on was there elected. stand up to corporate power. the other i think critical element was rpa candidates have always run as third keys and
slate spring is not an individual entrepreneur activity were some gartner head i'm going to be a richmond city council and then i'm going to be mayor and then up in sacramento and the assembly of the senate and then congress and you know the sky is the limit. now, that kind of person is not attracted to this kind of politics. >> equinoxes and other programs online on booktv.org. >> is a look at some books being published this week. elizabeth rosenthal former dr. and editor-in-chief of kaiser health news explores the currency of healthcare in an american sickness. colorado congressman ken buck perez first attempted to making washington and drain the swamp. founder and editor inside philanthropy david callahan reports on how the wealthy reason philanthropic ventures to influence society in the givers. richard florida offers his
thoughts on how to make american cities more culturally and financially diverse in the new urban crisis. also being published this week, author and former investigative reporter jeff quinn recalls the life of jim jones. who is responsible for the deaths of over 900 people in november 1978 in the road to johnstown. new york university public policy and economics professor jonathan -- rachel schneider, followed the spending habits of over 235 families over the course of a year in the financial diaries. and journalist drew philip chronicles rebuilding an abandoned house in his hometown and a $500 house in detroit. look for these titles in bookstores this coming week. watch for many of the authors in the near future on booktv on c-span .
c-span, where history unfolds daily. in 1979 it was created as a public service by america's cable television companies. and is brought to you today by your cable or satellite provider.>> next on "after words". charles campisi former chief of the new york police department internal affairs bureau talks about his investigations into corruption within the force in his book, blue on blue. chief campisi was a second-longest serving member of the internal affairs bureau and served under four police commissioners during his tenure.